2 Corinthians 5:12
Are we commending ourselves to you again? No, we are giving you a reason to be proud of us, so you can answer those who brag about having a spectacular ministry rather than having a sincere heart.
Let me tell you something, I am so not impressed by anybody’s “spectacular ministry” because it’s usually spectacular by worldly standards, as in big numbers or famous people involved.
La de frickin’ da.
But what does inspire me…
Someone who is truly humble, a real servant leader. Someone who loves Jesus Christ more than anyone or anything else. Someone who is even remotely pure in heart, non-judgmental, viewing everyone through equally loving eyes.
How easy it is to still get sucked into the quicksand of the world’s thinking, holding up on a pedestal someone who is physically beautiful, monetarily successful, politically powerful, or athletically gifted.
Well I don’t give a rat’s turd about any of that.
It’s time we started paying attention to those whom God has shown us to care more about, namely, widows and orphans…those who are suffering and lonely, who are in prison and on the streets..those who have “nothing” to offer, even though they really have everything to offer because they are Christ in disguise.
It’s interesting to note that bragging about spectacular ministry and doing it just to make money are two topics Paul wrote about in this letter, therefore, they have been going on pretty much since the birth of Christianity about 2,000 years ago. So do we really need to continue being shocked at this?